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Bust of child

French
late 19th century
In the manner of Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741–1828)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

33.34 cm (13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2204

Medium or Technique

Stone; marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Marble bust of child, school of Houdon, on black and white round pedestal base; child facing right. Dated 1779.

Markings

M. 1779 (carved on back of truncation)

Provenance

By 1937, L. Kraemer and Fils, Paris; May 4, 1937, sold by L. Kraemer and Fils to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection